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Fluid Power Industry Education and Outreach

2013 Fluid Power Scholars Industry Internship Program


What:  The Fluid Power Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and companies within the fluid power industry who are corporate members of the Center. This highly selective program identifies and connects outstanding undergraduate engineering students with the fluid power industry for the purpose of training the next generation of fluid power leaders.

Who:  2013 Industry Sponsors are continually being recruited - please check back often for updated information.   2013 Fluid Power Scholar Internship Positions (pdf).

When and Where:  Fluid Power Scholars begin their summer internship with an intensive 3-1/2 day instructional program in fluid power technology at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)'s state-of-the-art component and systems laboratory.  Following this instruction, each scholar begins a paid three to six month internship at a sponsoring company.  The 2013 dates for this orientation are set for May 28-31. Topics include:

  • Identification of features of hydraulic and pneumatic systems;
  • Application of industry standards to hydraulic and schematic systems;
  • Analysis of circuits from a schematic drawing;
  • Understanding of the operation and applications of valves, cylinders, pumps, and motors;
  • Identification of the chemical and physical properties of fluids, etc.

How students can participate:  This program is open to undergraduate students who have successfully completed at least two years in an accredited engineering program in the United States and who are legally authorized to work in the U.S.  Interested students should fill in an on-line application on the CCEFP website. The on-line application includes a feature to upload the following required documents: resume, an unofficial transcript, and a statement of purpose.  Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation from faculty, advisors or former employers.   Please ensure letters of recommendation are sent to Alyssa Burger by email:

Fluid Power Scholars Application   Due Date:   February, 15, 2013

Questions:  Contact Alyssa Burger, 612-624-4991.